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two people have been killed and dozens injured in egypt supporters and opponents of the ousted president clashed in rival ronnie's. square and move into. the us promises not to kill edward snowden as it flips between good and bad cop in order to get its hands on the. people's freedoms or attempting to sway very. much is a question as it demands previously regulations. to being caught red handed. private. mixed feelings after a meeting between the syrian national coalition and the un security council a day after the rebel group bargain for weapons with the us.
from moscow this is. a day we bring you live pictures from tens of thousands of egyptians out on the streets throughout the country in rival rallies for and against the president mohamed morsi two people were killed as demonstrators clashed in alexandria and in a bridge has been set on fire dozens of injuries have been reported true has more now from egypt's capital. now we have had clashes here in the capital in an area called shipwreck which the peak moment is where from where i'm standing here what happened was why evil marches accidently cross and angry citizens and up during
rocks at each other people say had all the violence outside the capital right in the nile does the dummy access we saw again why the protest speaks biting inefficient the post to city of have it down to where they support is independence all found to be to mohamed morsi who in the main running point the scene of very heavy deployment of break the minute three am the police where i'm standing here in the area there are few tanks to the sari securing the scratch well the most people here are chanting for the military the police chief actually seeing police officers mingling with the crowds i mean one across the capital institutions but there you see largely members of the mission brotherhood the posting of the ousted leader we have also seen army vehicles who have been in that position that for several weeks now in case all the caches all this is really fueling the fire here this and nouns when this morning that most see is being detained the charges of allegedly
conspiring with palestinian organization hamas to spy on the country he's also being charged with that being responsible for the deaths of soldiers and prison guards when hebrew counts of what industry in prison during the eighty's they are pricing some people here saying it was a political decision to put him up for this particular charge because the ms motherhood is under attack the most motherhood for their part maintaining that most she is innocent and then he is an adjustment president first the people here are very much in my space to break this is saying that he is getting the most he's engaging in acts of terrorism and these charges are correct so we're seeing a massively divided country with a loss of violence already in fact the body clashes expresses on the horizon. we spoke to represents is all the muslim brotherhood in the british gyptian is for democracy grip on the situation there in the country and both share the view that the oem is the main danger of stability in the country at the moment. i personally do not want any violence they are my family my friends everyone i love and i care
about for they are out there exercising damage estimates right to freedom of expression and they should be protected the military should not be on the streets the military should be back in the barracks the minister should not be interfering in politics the military this is not that all journalists easy with all due respect to him he is an appointed minister of defense the people did not choose him and now he thinks he has given himself super constitutional powers to be able to decide what the will of the people as well as the whole one knows what the one of the people this through the institution of the democratic process what we're seeing now is the hard job of the people's will what do you think could be the consequences if the muslim brotherhood doesn't sit down and talk to the military what would the military do next because it seems sort of issued a very strong ultimatum well we've seen already what the military has done this is not about morsi and holds not about the muslim brotherhood this is about democracy being hijacked by the military every single day we're seeing members of the pro-democracy movement being killed being arrested being attacked the only crime is
to support democracy and to call for an end to this bloody coup and so the solution you cannot ask the pro-democracy movement for for a solution because it's the military who created the problem so if we want and to this problem for want an end to this escalation in egypt then we have to see the end of the military you have to see the back of the military. says that russia's security agency is in talks with the f.b.i. over the fate of whistleblower edward snowden but a criminal spokesman has once again reiterated that the n.s.a. contractor will not be extradited to the u.s. and this is not something washington would like to hear for scott has more on the latest diplomatic exchanges over snowden. well as edward snowden prepares to spend yet a nother weekend in the transit zone of moscow's shadow much of the diplomatic wrangles over his future continue now it was established very early on by russian president
vladimir putin that russia simply would not extradite snowden back to the united states there is no extradition treaty between the two countries and russia's stance was that they wouldn't send anyone back to a country that has the death penalty now america has responded to that recently by saying that edward snowden would not face the death penalty if he was returned to america and if he was tried on to those charges of espionage so in some respects maybe it appears as if america softening the stance however they are still playing hardball in some other respects with some senators and lawmakers suggesting the countries who are offering to help edward snowden as it appears russia are prepared to do that they should come under some form of economic sanctions and in particular preferential trade deals between the two countries should be scrapped some people even calling for president barack obama to boycott the g twenty which is taking place here in russia in september and even some calls for american or america to boycott the winter olympics in sochi next year as well snowden's predicament now is
there any indication when he is likely to leave that transit zone in moscow one of course he still waiting is only for that piece of paper from the federal migration the piece of paper that will allow him out of the transit zone and into russia but we thought that he might get out on wednesday when his legal representative. arrived at the airport but he wasn't possessing that piece of paper so snowden is still there now just just to quickly give you the process that is awaiting snowden once he gets his hands on this piece of paper that signifies that the f.m.s. has started to process his application for temporary asylum which could take up to three months now if his application is given the thumbs up then he'll give it a twelve month stay in my. if it's given the thumbs down he could well appeal meaning it seems that he wants to try and settle down in russia but he does have other options particularly in latin america where bolivia venezuela and nicaragua
have all said that they would take him in of course if he can get there earlier on the president of nicaragua spoke to r.t. and explained exactly why snowden would be welcome i think the threats coming from the us work against them it's ridiculous power like the united states threatening and young man who's had enough courage to tell the truth about something that went against his principles a man who realized at a certain point that he could cross the line of what is called intelligence work he understood where intelligence ends and lawlessness begins and that lawlessness has nothing to do with secret operations the war on terror with protecting state interests or with the search for scientific information a point when he sort of this is sheer madness because it isn't normal it's not like the us are forcing the europeans hand in this is just that they have something in common common positions a common strategy and the same desire for global domination they want to impose democratic principles on the world they want to judge our nations so is this a moscow based snowden saga enters a fifth weekend what do we know we know that snowden looks set to remain in the
transit zone at moscow shot a matter of course america still want to get their hands of him but russia are not prepared to hand him over. reporting there germany wants to tighten the screws on u.n. data protection regulations it comes off an avalanche of criticism and anger over what some see as the government's failure to deal with a scandal sparked by snowden's revelations exposed role in massive u.s. led surveillance but many in germany view the move as a simple attempt to win back political points ahead of september's general election . reports from berlin. two of germany's most senior cabinet members have written to the e.u. counterparts to try and get them to push the united nations to change their current privacy legislation all seems well and good especially when you consider that the current privacy legislation was written way back in one thousand nine hundred sixty six long before things like mobile phones facebook the internet all of those things that the n.s.a.
being apparently looking into now this could be a genuine effort by the by the german ministers to try and help the privacy of the people of the european union or it could be something of a smokescreen and a bit of damage limitation i have to consider that germany was one of the major helpers for the national security agency when they were spying on people around the world in fact the b. and d. the german secret service operated one of the major parts of prism this was called the x. keyscore program that basically looked into what people were searching for online five hundred million data connections here in germany were checked all were available to be checked by the n.s.a. now this all comes after a week in which we've seen angela merkel originally claimed that she only heard about n.s.a. spying through the media at then turned out that in fact germany was one of these
major partners now the germans have an election coming up a big general election coming up at the end of september and the german people are understandably upset by the amount of information of theirs that was being looked at whether edward snowden knew that he could be a big influence in the german elections when he decided to leak these things we'll never know but what's the certain is he definitely and the information he's brought forward will definitely be used in the upcoming weeks and months before that vote or considering the involvement of germany and other countries in the n.s.a. spying program it begs the question whether this is a legitimate attempt to improve the previously of the citizens of the you or just politicians attempting to cover up the fact that they've been caught with their hand in the cookie jar. we spoke to dr alexander dixie's the berling commissioner for data protection and freedom of information and he thinks that german politicians are moving in the right direction by attempting to change u.n. privacy rules no matter what their actual motives are under the german law and the
german constitution there is a fundamental right of informational self-determination of privacy as you call it and data protection commissioners all over the world have for a long time called for an international treaty to have privacy regulations in place to protect individual privacy and data when surfing the internet and crossing borders and now the n.s.a. scandal is just the last tip into the voter had to do this problem to make it completely clear that we urgently need an international agreement in this fear that what we're seeing here is really excessive secrecy protecting excessive surveillance and that cannot go on as it has done in the past we need effective control and we need limits to what the intelligence services are allowed to do. coming up in the program this hour unemployment in france reaches record. high the
governing socialist party to contain a crisis that's forcing many of the country's young people to rely on handouts from older generations that in all the stories after the break. killed in the streets. that women converted to islam. as for the christians of egypt. its future victims. the way of the cross.
he continues here on r.t. leaders of the syrian national coalition a group with no official power have agreed to participate in a peace conference known as geneva two but only if a number of preconditions are met that's as the organization wrapped up its informal meeting with the u.n. security council. brings us more on this really so
a breakthrough of sorts what exactly came out of the meeting. well what came out of the informal meeting at the security council depends on who you ask very mixed messages coming from the ambassadors from western countries such as the u.k. and france and their ambassadors such as the russian ambassador to the u.n. to tell the church and now a u.k. and france that it was a very productive meeting that the delegation representing the syrian opposition that is visiting new york promised to attend the geneva two meeting as you mentioned also showed a commitment to building a transitional government for syria and also a commitment to not supporting any terrorism within the country but then when you hear from other representatives that were sitting in on the meeting and informal meetings should be underscored it seems as though the delegation has a lot of patients before it will actually arrive at this geneva two meeting what
those preconditions are it's hard to detect it seems as though they want to make sure that syrian president bashar al assad has no authority following the geneva two meeting and another precondition possibly that. was spoken about by the by the french envoy was the fact that once the transitional government is established that that transitional government would have full authority over the security in the military in syria there's a lot of back and forth with the wording with the russian ambassador to the u.n. really underscored here is that all this talk of prevent the geneva two meeting from actually moving forward and taking place and ultimately after that road map is ironed out it could be what with the international meeting hopes is that it would lead to the end of violence in syria an end to the civil war so we have this
meeting taking place and a lot of talk but it seems as though the positions still remain and there has been no heat yet for this geneva two meeting that is organized co-sponsored by russia and the u.s. and yesterday marina the coalition met with the u.s. secretary of state although you understand with an agenda not quite as peaceful as the one we seem to. that's right look it's no secret that the syrian opposition would like to receive the weapons in arms in military aid that the obama administration recently promised to provide to the rebels fighting against syrian president bashar al assad it is clearly soon that the delegation representing the syrian opposition is here in new york discussed the issue with u.s. secretary of state john kerry now before they began their bilateral meeting on thursday secretary kerry said that there could be no military solution to the syrian crisis only a political solution but if that is the case many ask why would washington be shipping more weapons and arms to a country that is in the midst of
a civil war that is now two and a half years now we should also mention that the delegation representing the syrian opposition is being led by the president of the syrian national coalition. now france's envoy to the u.n. just spoke to the media and said that the vast majority of you would member states already recognize mr jarba as the official representative of the syrian people legally i don't know how that can happen within the un there can't be official recognition of someone that is not a head of state or without it being processed within the united nations also with some experts are questioning is the overall legitimacy of the syrian national coalition critics say the group has no power and lots of work and recognition inside of syria remember the syrian national coalition was founded in doha and is based in its temple some see the group as outsiders lobbying for more arms to import into syria's already bloody civil war and during the bilateral meeting with
secretary kerry he conveyed washington's commitment to help strengthen the syrian opposition so there's a lot of mixed messages taking place here on one hand the u.s. says there is no military solution only a political one on the other hand the u.s. has promised to send arms to the rebels in syria and many would ask is sending more weapons to such a violent areas. going to actually help reduce that violence or will it just exacerbate it thanks very much indeed for that report live in new york. in france the number of people out of work has reached a record high with almost five million unemployed it costs a shadow over president optimism that the country is being pulled from its economic more frogs' is now seen as jobless level increased steadily for more than two years rif an ocean or explains the crisis is forcing talented young french people to try their luck elsewhere. the grass is not always greener on the other side even for
those eurozone countries that are in dire straits even the block's biggest economies are feeling the pinch france is now officially in crisis at least in a job crisis recent data from french labor ministry paints a disturbing picture june saw another rise in unemployment with almost fifteen thousand more people now out of work that's five hundred new jobless every day we say there are more than the percent of the provision in the broad yes but for soft forty. but almost ten percent of the provision is part of the broad band but for that bites that the reason behind the gloom is statistics according to the labor minister is expired the short term contracts that are never in you'd as cautious companies can no longer afford to keep people sick pretty small intrapreneur as have no opportunity to develop toxins are very high bureaucracy is
terrible hiring people is a big problem and it's even worse to fire them the result businesses close and people are caught in the streets. and like in other crisis hit countries young people some of the worst heat the youth unemployment in france is above twenty six per cent more than double the national average. b. of a business c.n.n. to the negative trend every year he says over six hundred thousand students graduate just to realize they're not one to. be for decades france was a rich country and our old people had money there is a curious situation today where by grandparents pay for their grandchildren's education but when these people's resources dried out what will we do some young people think they have the answer and that is to leave the country seven million tourists come to admire the evil tower in paris every year that's around twenty. thousand people every day france is among the most visited nations on earth but for
its own citizens its charms fading and this film producer from france moved to london for career reasons at home he says he didn't have a future he seems even before the crisis france did little enough to provide the yarn and dishes with proper employment only now after the economic meltdown those opportunities have shrunk to zero. is the whole system of the country moping and it's all stuck in these very if you're disabled you need to have this position and you need to study from this university so they're not really open to ambitious people oregon says he's unlikely to ever come back and it seems he'll soon be joined by many others these two french students who just began their studies their plans to leave france on the first train after their graduation so. that is a necessary sacrifice we can realize their dreams here not there nor particular but
this friend adds it's a political message to the government that something's going wrong. when all of there is no direction we're going down the state has no precise line because of something ugly and disgusting we're not going anywhere because the future is bleak the authorities try to remain optimistic president along pledges to bring unemployment down by the end of these here skeptics say that is only feasible if most of job seekers say or who are to france. now r t from paris. we're turning now to one of the main stories this hour and that is that members of the syrian national coalition of be meeting with the u.n. in new york an informal meeting where they have agreed to take part in a peace conference known as geneva two but based on preconditions. per year he's a member of the antiwar coalition joins me now with his reaction to these latest
developments interesting enough usually in france in the u.k. have been very positive about this does this mean they're actually recognizing this coalition as possibly an official leadership of the syrian rebels well i think that france and the united kingdom have been some of the most aggressive in trying to get the syrian rebel coalition recognize as the official government of syria obviously they were sort of the first two countries out of the gate trying to push the allegation of chemical weapons so i certainly think them saying how productive this meeting was and how positive it was was it a tip to add extra gloss to this syrian national coalition unlike of course russia which isn't that positive about these developments just how much more what with the international division over the recognition of the likes of the f.s.a. and indeed the s.n.c. the syrian national coalition. well i think we'll see significant international divisions primarily because the united states and the united kingdom france other western nations have really made clear that they will only accept the fall of the
side and despite the fact that they continually try to say that they're for peace negotiations it seems at every turn whether it's sending arms to the rebels whether it's in them quote unquote non-lethal aid money in general supporting the gulf countries that are also supporting them that really all of the talk about peace is disingenuous and unlike russia and other countries they seem very. determined to push forward the syrian rebels as the new leadership of the country regardless of the situation on the ground and talk of peace is pretty unlikely isn't it until those issues of chemical weapons and terrorist activities put to rest because still a lot of discussion over those aspects of what's happening there in syria i think that's one hundred percent correct i mean when the russian the united states where originally trying to promote the geneva two conference we saw that the syrian rebels essentially said that they had no intention of negotiating until the situation on the ground changed that is until they gained the military upper hand so from their perspective they seem only willing to negotiate if the military
situation allows them to have the upper hand in negotiations but if they seem to be losing the war if it seems that support for them inside of the country is dropping all of a sudden they have no desire to negotiate and they only want to continue to push war which is the subtext of this entire leading where on the sidelines they have been pushing for more and more military aid from the united states and for it to come significantly quicker. a number of the answer and he will coalition thank you very much indeed for your thoughts live from the state thank you this is all t. more news in just under half an hour from now in the meantime a look behind the mainstream financial headlines in prime interest from our washington studios. boy oh boy there are a lot of conspiracy theories out there from mysterious extra planets drip killian creatures living among us but there also may conspiracy theories that are very
plausible and some that are well actually true one that i've heard for a long time is that they are specifically trying to fool the police with dimwits to abuse the american people which is silly right right according to a.b.c. news a discrimination lawsuit revealed that robert jordan was denied the chance to become a new london police officer because he was too smart his entrance exam score was a thirty three which is an i.q. of one hundred twenty five and it was just too high to allow him to defend the public good that police department only accepts candidates who have scores from twenty to twenty seven the logic is that people who are too smart get bored as policemen and they're more likely to quit after years of costly training. yeah this is proof of a conspiracy theory well the lowest score of the accept is still around an average i.q. so that doesn't mean they're specifically trying to fill the place with subpar people but it does seem really weird to fear people with high i.q.'s entering the police
force this case to have a confirms nor denies the conspiracy theory but is definitely food. not make sense to discriminate against anyone ever for having a high i.q. i don't know but that's just my opinion. peace process what peace process the palestinians have suffered over four decades of illegal israeli occupation in over twenty years of the so called american sponsor to go she should have gone to the preciously little why are obama admitting you know in a box interested in history you deserve anything to do with peace or are there other agendas in play. that afternoon to welcome the prime interest i'm hereon boring and i'm bob english it's your headline. it's official as they see capital is toast that would be cohen's hedge fund which posted annual profits of over twenty percent and once had fifteen billion dollars under
management a grand jury indicted the firm alleging securities and to wire fraud and the head to find it may have to discard hundreds of millions even billions in profit then mr cohen has not been self indicted in fact the indictment doesn't even contain his name you simply refer to as the as they see owner so it looks like you pulled the chords on for no but he made very civil suits from the investors that may not get their money back by the way the soon to be defunct hedge fund accounts by some estimates to be ten percent of daily stock market value at the new york stock exchange don't worry though high frequency traders have promised to pick up the very end boring breakstone insider trading later in the show and i'll do so on the very same topic but it won't be boring and with all the talk of tapering quantitative easing someone has decided to quantify just how much money branding has gives corporate profits according to the director of market strategy and the brokerage firm.